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 So Glad You're Here. Here's a Little About Me!

There was never a reason for me to disobey Christ. I was raised in the perfect home with a perfect childhood. I had both parents fully present, two sets of grandparents, and an older sister. I was athletic, I dressed well in school, and I didn’t stand out too much. We went to theme parks and had family dinners. I went to church every Sunday because my dad was a deacon and when I was getting ready to go away to college he was ordained as a minister.

 

For my entire life I addressed myself as a Christian because of the relationship my parents had with Jesus, never having one myself. I tried a couple of times in college to read the bible and pray over my food (which I still forget to do sometime).​

 

Only now do I realize my heart was never in it. Imagine trying to have a best friend and only reading their text messages out of sheer obligation to say you have a friend. Never sharing anything personal until you’re upset with them and really don’t even want to talk about it anymore. That’s the ‘relationship’ I had with Jesus. Reading the bible once a month and then declaring myself a Christian.

 

​Until one day I began to feel regularly convicted about the things I was doing.  ​

 

Jesus had to watch me get my heart broken for me to finally realize I could never have a relationship with him if my heart wasn’t in it. My idol had to be destroyed. It’s like a dad who doesn’t want his daughter dating the older boy with the tattoos and motorcycle. A cliché? Definitely. But one day she would soon realize her father really loves her and cares for her.

 

I think if someone like me, with such a comfortable up bringing, struggled with a relationship with God, then at some point we all will. But because He is a wonderful and merciful God, He gives us a way back to Him. I’ve repented for my sins, and I’ve accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior who died for me.​

 

“Blessed is the man that endureth temptation for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.” James 1:12.

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